Kersal Dale

A crime scene at Kersal Dale Wetlands has reopened in Salford, weeks after a human torso was found there.

The remains, including the buttocks, lower back and thigh, were found on April 4 by a passer-by.

Specialist officers believed the man to be white, around 40 and to have only been dead for a number of days.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: “Hundreds of specialist officers and scientists were deployed and the force closed the scene on April 17.”

Yet, on Saturday April 20, the scenes were reopened at Great Clowes Street and the wetlands by GMP after they had received further reports.

Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes, from GMP’s Serious Crime Division, said: “I understand there has been large public interest in the case, so it is only right that we inform you of our most recent update.

“Whilst our extensive search of the area was completed last week, we have some further inquiries that we are looking to exhaust during the course of the day.

“I would like to reassure you that this is precautionary.

“Every piece of intelligence we receive is investigated thoroughly, leaving no stone unturned to give us the best chance of finding out who our victim is and what happened to him.

“If you have any information that you would like to share with us, or any concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to my officers at the scene.

“At this stage, we are expecting to be at the scene for several hours, but there should be no disruption to the wider community.

“I would like to thank residents once again for their patience and co-operation in assisting us in our investigation.

“We will keep people informed as soon as we have more updates to share.”

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